The Quarterback

September 12, 2017

Hello, I’m Mackenzie Blair and I’ve been reading romance novels ever since my mom took me to used book sale after book sale as a teenager. I loved that every romance novel had a happy ending. (Those covers were also pretty scandalous to my small-town mind, so there was probably a good dose of rebellion in my reading as well.) A few years ago, I discovered MM romance, and although I’d considered writing a romance novel for years, it turns out it took an MM story to finally inspire me to finish one!

So I hope you enjoy reading THE QUARTERBACK as much as I loved writing it.

About The Quarterback

In walks Trevor Kim, a gorgeous, pierced, tattooed fellow Bodine student who does massages—without happy endings—to pay for school after his family kicked him out for being gay. Trevor takes one look at Matt and breaks all his own rules about mixing business with pleasure.

Matt needs to keep his scholarship, win the National Championship, and survive his asshole father. Instead, he falls in love. Trevor needs to accept that the football god is meant to end up with him rather than a perky cheerleader. It’s time for a happy ending for both of them.

Now available from Riptide Publishing.

About Mackenzie Blair

Mackenzie Blair is an award-winning screenwriter in Los Angeles who’s written for shows and films you’ve probably heard of. Mackenzie grew up in the South but fled the humidity for earthquakes, university, and a brief stint in finance. As a cynical idealist, she prefers to write happy endings whenever possible.


To celebrate the release of The Quarterback, one lucky winner will receive a $30 Riptide gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 16, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!



  • Trix September 12, 2017 at 19:27

    Good luck with the release!


  • H.B. September 13, 2017 at 04:18

    So eye catching and it sounds great =)
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  • Kim September 13, 2017 at 16:42

    I’m such a sucker for happy endings too. =)

    Lowe15 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Jennifer September 13, 2017 at 22:10

    I’ve put this on my buy list.
    jlshannon74 at

  • Ami September 13, 2017 at 23:17

    I enjoyed this one, read it within a day of its release date. Hope to see more books from you


  • Purple Reader September 14, 2017 at 05:22

    Thanks for the post and congrats, Mackenzie. Welcome to m/m romance. I too am a “cynical idealist,” but an older southern boy, & went to a conservative Baptist school. So it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out in this debut. – Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  • Serena S. September 16, 2017 at 00:37

    Congrats on your debut novel!

  • Lisa September 16, 2017 at 04:20

    Congrats on the release!
    legacylandlisa at gmail dot com

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